Café India, an Indian and Indian-American fusion restaurant that has established a presence in Walker’s Point, will be opening a second
location in Bay View this spring, according to Alderman Tony Zielinski. Work is underway right now to remodel the new location at 2201 S.
Kinnickinnic Ave. Owner Rakesh “Ryan” Rehen said that when renovations are complete, the restaurant will feature a brand new kitchen, a remodeled
casual dining space with a capacity of 80 to 90 people, a full bar and an outdoor hookah bar patio and dining space. He anticipates opening the
restaurant in March.
“I’m very excited to be able to expand my restaurant’s brand into such an exciting, thriving neighborhood,” Rehen said. “Alderman Zielinski reached
out to me when he heard about my situation, told me that there’s no better place for a small-scale, up-and-coming business to call home and even
helped me find a building to move into.”
Rehen said that the new Café India location will feature the same menu as his existing restaurant. His fare is focused on traditional Indian food,
but Rehen’s menu also offers some Indian-American fusion to cater to patrons who are unfamiliar with the cuisine. About 60 percent of Rehen’s
offerings are vegetarian or vegan dishes, with the remainder featuring chicken, lamb, fish or shrimp.
“I’m pleased to welcome Mr. Rehen and Café India to the Bay View neighborhood,” Alderman Zielinski said. “His business is an excellent
addition to the unique and vibrant fabric that makes Bay View the hottest neighborhood in Milwaukee.”